Sunday, 17 April 2022 12:17

Liquor traders to receive R2m support following KZN flooding.

Staff Reporter.

National Liquor Traders (NLT) has committed a total of R2 million to support liquor traders who have suffered the recent devastation of flooding in Kwazulu-Natal.

The support will include food parcels, credit allowances for restocking and rebuilding.

"NLT is working closely with the KZN Liquor Traders Association to identify liquor traders who have been affected by these devastating floods to immediately activate our support packages," says NLT's convener Lucky Ntimane.

"We are also reaching out to community-based organisations including churches to see where we can lend a helping hand so we can cushion against the catastrophic impact of the recent floods.

"We remain committed to rebuilding KZN, and more specifically areas around eThekwini which have been severely impacted and to ensure that the dignity of those who lost their homes and belongings is restored."

The KZN Liquor Traders Association says they are particularly concerned over the effect of the recent floods on their members' ability to earn an income.

"This is really a time to hold hands and open our hearts and pockets to ensure that we bring hope to those who have lost their belongings and ensure that no one in our neighbourhood goes to bed on an empty stomach," says Mike Khumalo.